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    So out of curiosity I started reading about breeding bettas. I found it rather fascinating but I'm having a hard time finding information on different trates and how to breed for specific ones. I know the general stuff, what to look for in fry and what not. But nothing specific. I figure a lot of it is closely guarded secrets for the much rare colors and fin types. Anyone know of any good links talking about what you could get if you bred betta A with betta B?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Anyone know of any good links talking about what you could get if you bred betta A with betta B?
    Ok... well, keep in mind I am no selective breeding expert or anything but, I think if you bred betta A with betta B, you would get betta C...
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Betta C would be greater than the sum of the parts of Betta A and Betta B
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Betta C would be greater than the sum of the parts of Betta A and Betta B
    In theory..
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    Its a very simple yet very long process to selective breed. Bottom line you breed two fish, raise all fry, look for the traits you want to embolden and express in the next line and breed two fish again, get fry, do it again, get fry... rinse and repeate until you have a yield of fish that look how you want. The genetic diversity is usually terrible, thus the weakened state of the fish like Electric Blue Rams or Gold Rams or EB Jack Dempsy's...

    I remember someone (dont know who) was taking on the task of trying to line breed guppys in a large tank... Dont know how they did as they arent documenting it on here but I do know its going to take years to get to the result you want.

    Here is one link:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Betta C would be greater than the sum of the parts of Betta A and Betta B
    Given that the lines for each betta breed true and pure / its a 25% chance... I believe it shakes out to be a 4 square deal where the A square is the dominant gene for A, B is dominant for B, C square is the combo, D square is the recessive.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Oh Har Har. Leave up to you two to take a serious question and run off into crazy town. ;)
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Its a very simple yet very long process to selective breed. Bottom line you breed two fish, raise all fry, look for the traits you want to embolden and express in the next line and breed two fish again, get fry, do it again, get fry... rinse and repeate until you have a yield of fish that look how you want. The genetic diversity is usually terrible, thus the weakened state of the fish like Electric Blue Rams or Gold Rams or EB Jack Dempsy's...

    I remember someone (dont know who) was taking on the task of trying to line breed guppys in a large tank... Dont know how they did as they arent documenting it on here but I do know its going to take years to get to the result you want.

    Here is one link:
    https://www.google.com/url?q=http://...gcd71NByzJuUnA
    Thanks Sandz! That's what I was looking for. At least someone around here is professional!
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    I do live a little farther from sanity. Have you seen this site yet? Seems like this would be the person to ask. http://www.bettatalk.com/
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I do live a little farther from sanity. Have you seen this site yet? Seems like this would be the person to ask. http://www.bettatalk.com/
    Cool. I've not seen that sight but it does seem to be chalk full of info.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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